Around 1,500 members of the IG Metall union went on strike for four hours today. The workers in Rhineland-Palatinate are demanding more flexible hours.
AB InBev sold two German breweries, Hasseröder and Diebels, to CKCF, an investor from Hesse. No details were disclosed.
Healthineers, a Siemens healthcare unit, is cutting costs ahead of an IPO and is expected to be valued at €40 billion. The company sees molecular diagnostics as an especially promising area of growth.
Fashion retailer C&A is hunting for partners and investors to help grow its presence in China and other emerging markets, while expanding its online services. (Spiegel)
Berlin’s fashion week opened today and will run through January 19. Two ethical fashion shows will exhibit clothing made from unusual materials including stones and pineapple leaves.
500 pairs of Adidas sneakers made in partnership with the BVG public transit authority went on sale in Berlin. The shoes, priced at €180, allow wearers to ride free through the end of the year.